Waldorf School of Princeton Plans to Go Green with Green Roof Cover

Waldorf School of Princeton, a privately run school located in Princeton, has announced its plans to cover the roof of its newly constructed Golden House building at Cherry Hill road with green cover. The new green cover installation will be performed by Kelly Mac Interior-scapes of Pittstown, NJ owned by Kevin and Eileen Kelly.

The green roof cover chosen by the school will cover the entire area of the roofing with vegetation. The school had earlier placed an order with the Creek Hill Nursery in the state of Pennsylvania for the green plants required for the roofing. The school is planning to transfer the green plants over its roofing on Sunday the 27th of September. Peter Wasem, a parent and architect in Mercer County, said that the green layers installed over the school roofing while offering the school a natural beauty will also allow the school to save on energy costs while increasing the strength of its roofing. He expressed his hope that the green idea of the school will help the students to understand the effect of the green structure and will allow them to share it with others.

While the school pledged its commitment for a green roof structure, it also carried out some of the green practices such as collecting rain water in the underground submerged seepage tanks and use it for the gardens, installation of cooper roof for increased life span, usage of non toxic and low level VOC paints in the school, installation of acoustical ceiling built utilizing reusable wood and other raw materials, an in floor heating system, cork material floors made of bark trees grown in the school and aesthetically designed class rooms to provide ample sunlight during day time.

Source: http://www.princetonwaldorf.org/

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